Vernon Cooper Talton

Vernon Cooper Talton

July 1, 2021, 85, Goldsboro –

Vernon Cooper Talton, 85, of Goldsboro, NC, died on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Mr. Talton was born in Wayne County, NC, on January 1, 1936, and was the son of the late Jesse Talton and Mary Rhodes Talton. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Kathleen Talton Sasser, Alice Talton Sasser, Eugene Talton, Donald Talton, Hoover Talton and JB Talton. He is survived by his sister, Betsy Talton Clark of Goldsboro.

Vernon was a graduate of Goldsboro High School and the Gemological Institute of America. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force.

Vernon was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart, Julia Phillips Talton whom he married in 1955. He is survived by his four children: Angela Cooke (Phil), Jeffrey Talton (Mildred), Randy Talton (Kenny Shropshire) and Julie Dees (Tommy); and seven grandchildren: Holly Osborne, Scott Spence, Michael Talton, Jennifer Carter, Joann Willman, Kenny Wertz and Blake Stone. He is also survived by six great grandchildren and his beloved dogs, Daisy and Dolly.

Vernon was a member of the First Baptist Church of Goldsboro.

He was the Owner/Jeweler of Talton Jewelers of Goldsboro which he operated for over 30 years until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Talton served as a member, board member, and president of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.

We would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center for the love and care they provided for Vernon during his final days. Simple words cannot express our gratitude.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. A graveside service to celebrate Vernon’s life will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Rose Hicks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials are sent to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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